Author Archives: Michelle Krocker

Housing in Fx Co

In the first quarter of 2018, the final recommendations for Fairfax County’s Strategic Housing Plan will be presented to the Board of Supervisors (BOS). Considered a companion report to the county’s comprehensive Strategic Plan to Facilitate Economic Success, this plan will offer short term and long term strategies to address the growing shortage of housing

Vote!

November 7 is Election Day in Virginia. All 100 members of the Housing of Delegates are up for election as well as the offices of Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General. So many of the issues that impact the families and individuals we serve – healthcare, housing, education, transportation – will be directly affected by

Fair Housing Meeting

  You Are Invited to a Community Meeting on Fair Housing in Loudoun County Join Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) for a presentation and discussion on Fair Housing and avenues for creating more opportunities in Loudoun County. Attendees will hear from HOME subject experts about the upcoming Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) process, as well

Govt Should Invest in Housing

Why should government be involved in housing? Isn’t that something the private sector takes care of? These questions are often raised by the general public, as well as some elected officials. While for-profit developers build the overwhelming majority of our housing stock, it’s become harder and harder for low and moderate income households to afford

Poll Favors Housing

  The first-of-its-kind public opinion poll on housing was conducted recently by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University to gauge Virginians’ thoughts on policies and programs that address housing affordability in the Commonwealth. The poll was commissioned by the Campaign for Housing and Civic Engagement (CHACE), a statewide housing advocacy network

Accessory Dwelling Units

  Reinventing the Home How Accessory Dwelling Units Can Be a Bigger Part of the Housing Solution Monday, October 23, 2017 | 9:00 AM – 5: 00 PM District Architecture Center, 421 7th Street, NW (Gallery Place/Archives Metro) $25 to attend (includes lunch) Register here   Join our partner organization the Coalition for Smarter Growth,

Adaptive Reuse

Re-purposing or repositioning the glut of vacant and obsolete commercial office buildings is a challenge confronting many jurisdictions throughout the DMV – some more than others. With an estimated 18 million square feet of vacant office space at the end of 2015, Fairfax County took the lead in exploring both the challenges and potential solutions

Re-Purposing Office Buildings

   Come to the community meeting on September 25 and learn about the proposed Fairfax County comprehensive plan amendment that will facilitate the re-purposing of vacant office buildings in mixed-use activity centers and industrial areas.   Community Meeting for Office Building Re-purposing Comprehensive Plan Amendment Monday, September 25, 2017 from 7-9 p.m. Bailey’s Upper Elementary

AHS 2017 Leckey Forum

Arlington for Everyone Tools for Maintaining and Creating Diverse Housing Options Wednesday, September 20, 2017 – 3:00pm – 7:30pm NRECA, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 22203 Arlington is rapidly changing. High housing costs, redevelopment, and demographic shifts are remaking our community. With all of these changes underway, what can be done to help ensure that Arlington can

We Know What To Do

For a significant percentage of the workforce and vulnerable households living in Greater Washington, housing affordability is a challenge, and as such that challenge poses threats to our long-term regional vitality and prospects for economic growth. We Know What To Do Over the years, a considerable amount of research has identified, reviewed and documented the